Looking for a DirectX11 GPU but don't want to drop £300 on an HD 5870? Then meet the HD 5850, the new GPU from ATI looking to dominate the popular £200 price point. We strap it into the bit-tech test system and find out how it measures up with the competition.
The first salvos of the this years graphics card showdown have been fired, but where does your graphics card stand? We've retested every major card from the last eighteen months and beyond to help you decide if now is the time to upgrade.
Cypress, the GPU behind the Radeon HD 5870, is the world's first DirectX 11 compliant graphics processor and it's also the world's fastest single GPU graphics card. We go in depth to examine the architecture behind Cypress and draw comparisons to generations passed.
Batmobile? Oh that. Yes, we can see why you might think that but it's actually ATI's new Radeon HD 5870 1GB graphics card. The new model is based on the company's next generation Cypress GPU, but is it worth snapping one up right way? To the Batmobile!
In the first of a regular series of articles looking at the giants of the tech industry, we focus on Nvidia - it's had a torrid time over the past 18 months, but in the past, it's always come back stronger when under pressure, so what does the future hold this time for Nvidia?
AMD has released the ATI Radeon HD 4770 this morning and it's based on the world's first 40nm GPU. It comes in at around £85 (inc. VAT) and AMD believes it will disrupt the mid-range market in quite emphatic fashion. Does it succeed? Read on to find out...
Sapphire has not only added an excellent Vapor-X cooler to this Radeon HD 4870, but it has upped the memory from 1GB to 2GB. Does the extra RAM make a difference, and how effective is that cooler? Read on to find out.
Catalyst 9.4 is released just three weeks after Catalyst 9.3, featuring a new Auto-Tune tool in the Overdrive section of the Catalyst Control Center.
AMD ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics cards are already available for pre-order, while photos are leaked on the Web.
Sapphire has intoxicated the Radeon HD 4870 1GB with a bit of own-branded spice and a Vapor-X cooler. We put the company's Radeon HD 4870 1GB Toxic to the test and find out if the cooler can live up to its excellent predecessor. Read on to find out how it gets on.
ATI's forthcoming RV790 GPU will reportedly be called the Radeon HD 4890, and could be out in April.
We take another look at affordable graphics, this time with XFX's GeForce 9800 GT 512MB XXX edition. Fitted with a custom cooler and packing increased clocks on the core, shader and memory, we find out how it compares with the competiton.
ATI's dual slot 4870 X2 cooler not big enough for you? Then meet the Palit Revolution 700 Deluxe, a factory overclocked 4870 X2 sporting a massive triple slot, dual fan cooler. Can it tame the twin RV770 cores? Read on to find out!
Earlier in the week, we published the best games of the year and today it's time to look back at what's happened in the technology industry over the last year. Find out which products are the best of the year, and also which innovations have caught our eye during 2008.
The last few weeks have been full of blood, sweat and BIOS revisions in the bit-tech benchmarking sweatshop. We've been feverishly putting our new Core i7-based graphics card test systems together and now we're here to report how the graphics landscape is reforming itself.
The Khronos Group has released the first version of the OpenCL specification right on schedule - AMD, Intel and Nvidia are on board.
Passively cooling a Radeon HD 4850 is no mean feat and that's exactly what Gigabyte has done with the GV-R485MC-1GH graphics card. We have a look at the card and subject it to the Crysis Crunch to find out if the Multi-Core cooling solution is up to the task.
Gainward has completley redesigned the Radeon HD 4870 1GB from the PCB up. It has built an overclocked dual slot, dual fan, dual BIOS card which even packs in a fantastically old school turbo switch! Read on to find out how it fares in the ever competitive world of high performance graphics...
Nvidia has dropped the price on its GeForce GTX 260 216-based parts - the first of these price drops has made it into the channel.
With new and improved drivers from AMD and Nvidia and a whole batch of new graphically intensive games to test with, we've retested seven high end graphics cards to see how they perform in Far Cry 2, Fallout 3 and more! How does your card perform? Read on to find out!
The Radeon HD 4850 X2 has been strangely absent from AMD's line up ever since it was announced at the same time as the 4870 X2. Sapphire has come to market with a custom Radeon HD 4850 X2 and we take it for a quick test drive.
Last week AMD announced the Radeon HD 4830 under a bit of a cloud after cards shipped out with an incorrect number of shaders enabled. We have a look at the HIS Radeon HD 4830, which happens to be the cheapest card in the UK, to find out how it compares to the fierce competition out there.
Palit took the AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 reference design and threw it out of the window before it started working on the Radeon HD 4850 Sonic. We check out Palit's completely redesigned card to see if it can stand up against the fierce competition on the market.
Water, water everywhere! Well, only if you've fitted it wrong! We take a look at a pre-watercooled pair of 9800 GTX+ cards in SLI from ECS to see if they can compete with the newer GPUs. Can the 9800 GTX+ ride the wave of awesome frame rates, or is it just all washed out? We find out!
The Radeon HD 4800 series has been on a roll ever since its release. It not only won the hearts and minds of enthusiasts, but it also made Nvidia re-think its pricing structure. We take a look at AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB to see if AMD can put even more pressure on Nvidia's product lineup.
HIS has added its own flavouring to AMD's hugely popular ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card. We have a look at the HD 4850 IceQ 4 TurboX to find out whether this card does enough to set itself apart from the crowd of Radeon HD 4850s with aftermarket cooling solutions.
Nvidia has quietly introduced a new GeForce GTX 260 with an increased stream processor count that is destined to confuse customers. We take a look at BFG Tech's new GeForce GTX 260 OCX Maxcore to find out whether the additional stream processors help improve performance.
Adobe has released its Creative Suite 4 product family and includes GPU acceleration in Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro.
With the Radeon HD 4850 crowned the bang for buck king, Powercolor looks to improve upon its winning formula with the Radeon HD 4850 PCS+. Boasting an impressive aftermarket cooler from Zerotherm and an increased core clock, we take a look to see if it can compete in an increasingly crowded market.
AMD has announced the mainstream Radeon HD 4000 series - today, we look at the ATI Radeon HD 4670, the fastest of the new cards, to find out how it stacks up against the competition. Will AMD conquer the mainstream like it did the enthusiast sector? Let's find out...
After claiming the single card performance crown, the 4870 X2 is proving immensely popular amongst high end enthusiasts. We take a look at Sapphire's version of this graphics monster, and try our hand at overclocking it - oven mitts on standby!
AMD has launched its latest high-end graphics card with a clear goal: to take the performance crown back from Nvidia. Does the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 succeed and achieve great things, or is there still a long road ahead for AMD? Read on to find out...
We've tested no less than 11 cards over 450 tests: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280, GTX 260, 9800 GX2, 9800 GTX, 9800 GTX+, 8800 GT and AMD Radeon HD 4870, 4850, 3870 X2 and 3870; to find out what Summer 2008's definitive graphics upgrade should be!
Nvidia's GT200 GPU arrived just a few days ago - we dive deep into the architecture to find out what's changed inside the chip. We take a look at the GeForce GTX 280's performance, while also looking at GPU computing--and CUDA in particular--to see how things are progressing in that space.
AMD has launched its first high-end graphics card since the Radeon X1950 XTX. We put the Radeon HD 3870 X2 through its paces in six of today's hottest games to find out if AMD is once again competitive at the high end.
A couple of weeks ago, AMD launched two new graphics cards, which make up the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series. We have a look at the fastest of the two cards being released - the ATI Radeon HD 3870 - to find out if makes up for lost ground with the HD 2900-series.
Earlier this week, AMD announced the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT. We've spent the last few weeks familiarising ourselves with the architecture behind the hardware. Join us as we find out whether R600 was worth the wait -- single card and CrossFire testing included.